The Advisory Board monitors the governance, growth and financial sustainability of NCIRS and provides advice on strategic direction and organisational development.

Chair

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Cheryl McCullagh (Acting Chair), Interim Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN)

Deputy chair

  • Professor Chris Cowell, Director of Research (SCHN), Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Members

  • Professor Ben Marais, Paediatrics & Child Health, The Clinical School, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Dr Christine Selvey, Acting Director, Communicable Diseases Branch, Health Protection NSW, NSW Health
  • Ms Debra Petrys, Debra Petrys Consulting
  • Ms Hope Peisley, Acting Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Professor Jodie McVernon, Professor & NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Director of Doherty Epidemiology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity
  • Professor Kristine Macartney, Director, NCIRS; Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School; Staff Specialist, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Professor Martyn Kirk, Professor & NHMRC Career Development Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University
  • Professor Noni MacDonald, Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Dalhousie University Department of Paediatrics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Professor Sally Redman, Chief Executive Officer, The SAX Institute
  • Associate Professor Stephen Lambert, UQ Child Health Research Centre, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland; Medical Director, Epidemiology and Research Unit, Communicable Diseases Branch, Prevention Division, Queensland Health
  • Professor Terry Nolan, Head, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

NCIRS senior staff

  • Dr Aditi Dey, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS; Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Medicine
  • Dr Clayton Chiu, Public Health Physician, NCIRS; Lecturer, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Frank Beard, Public Health Physician, NCIRS; Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Public Health
  • Dr Helen Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS; Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, Senior Staff Specialist, NCIRS and Department of General Paediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Secretariat

  • Ms Karyn Phillips, Research Operations Manager, NCIRS
Last updated April 2020